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 Oscar Branch Colquitt, Sr

Oscar Branch Colquitt, Sr

Birth
Camilla, Mitchell County, Georgia, USA
Death 8 Mar 1940 (aged 78)
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Plot Section 3, Block 3, Lot 1051
Memorial ID 18202 · View Source
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Texas Governor. Born in Camilla, Georgia, he learned the printing trade, moved to Daingerfield, Texas, founded the Pittsburg, Texas Gazette and published the Terrell, Texas Times-Star. He also founded the First National Bank of Terrell, was a member of the Texas Senate (1895-97), a Texas State Revenue Agent in 1898 and Texas Railroad Commissioner, (1903-11). In 1911, he was elected as a Democrat the 25th Governor of Texas, serving until 1915. His achievements during his two terms in office included completion of state prison system reform, increased appropriations for the state's educational institutions and labor protections. After Governorship, he became involved in the petroleum industry in Dallas and served on the U.S. Board of Mediation, from 1935, until his death at age 78 in Dallas, Texas.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 27 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18202
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Oscar Branch Colquitt, Sr (16 Dec 1861–8 Mar 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18202, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .